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Head of Buying - Food

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorFood Service, Catering, & Hospitality, Services
Salary£65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Town/CityWest London
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted26 June 2017

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Head of Buying - Food

My client a Major Food organisation are seeking to recruit a Head of Buying to take responsibility for a spend of £100 million, building and delivering the strategy across food, and non-food, managing a team and implementing best practice.

The Role:

Implement and drive the strategy for the business across the food and non-food area on a global basis.

Recruit, develop and manage a teams of high performing individuals

Analyse, manage and develop supplier relationships

Build strong stakeholder engagement across the business, delivering best procurement practices and constantly analysing performance

Work Experience:
  • Significant previous procurement experience with responsibility for delivery of a procurement category strategy and procurement category benefits including financial savings
  • Experience gained within Food, Food Service, Wholesale or Grocery background preferred
  • Significant team management experience
  • Experienced negotiator with excellent communication skills
  • Experience in purchasing of food, beverage & consumable products is preferred
  • Understanding of relevant strategic sourcing and demand levers and cross-functional approaches and ability to adapt levers to cope with specific challenges
  • Experienced in complex stakeholder management
  • Good experience in managing and delivering projects on time in international and cross-entity settings

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
Tel: 0843 216 3030
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